Yesterday I posted this: “Reince Priebus confirms GOP’s not really serious about reinventing itself; Paul Ryan aids and abets.”
One of our astute readers brought one more thing to my attention, something I missed, one more thing that proves that Republicans are all show and no go. While they’re busy screaming about freedom and democracy, House Republicans made it clear that they don’t want working Americans to have a voice.
House Republican leadership rammed through a bill (H.R. 1120) earlier today that would effectively put the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) out of business.
The NLRB enforces rules established under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which protects the rights of workers to form unions, bargain collectively and have a voice on the job.
All Democrats, along with 10 Republicans—Reps. Rodney Davis (Ill.), Mike Fitzpatrick (Pa.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.), Michael Grimm (N.Y.), David Joyce (Ohio), Peter King (N.Y.), David McKinley (W.Va.), Pat Meehan (Pa.), Tom Reed (N.Y.) and Don Young (Alaska)—voted to stop this blatant attack on workers’ rights. In the end, after much arm-twisting by Republican leadership, the measure squeaked by on a vote of 219-209. [...]
Fortunately, this bill will not be taken up by the Senate, but it is symbolic of the right-wing’s anti-worker agenda.